Martha’s Vineyard U14 girls get a kick out of Soccerween

In this file photo, The MV United Under-14 girls soccer team is shown at the Soccerween tournament in Lancaster. Back row from left: Adelaide Keene, Mary McCarthy, Livy Smith, Rose Engler, Natalia Lakis, Lucy Ulyatt, Meghan Sawyer and Olivia Pouliot; Front row from left: Marissa D'Antonio, Caroline Roddy, Evelyn Medeiros, Whitney Schroeder, Cana Courtney and Madison McBride. — Photo by Dave Miller

Players from the undefeated MV United Under-14 girls Cranberry League soccer team competed at the well-organized, fun-filled Soccerween tournament in Lancaster on Sunday, November 11.

Many of the teams came to play on the pitch bedecked in costumes. The Vineyard girls finished top of their group, seeing off a pack of werewolves (4-0), a bunch of giant bananas (1-0), and a few of the 101 Dalmatians (5-0). Whitney Schroeder, Adelaide Keene, Natalia Lakis, and Caroline Roddy scored the United goals.

In the final against the other group winners, South County Dynamite, both teams played a great game. Rose Engler leveled the score at 1-1 late in normal time. After 5 minutes of extra time, the sides failed to score and the match proceeded to the dreaded penalty shootout. The Dynamite had the extra spark in a 2-1 PK win.

The parents and coaches congratulate the girls for their undefeated Cranberry League Fall Season and success at Soccerween, wishing them all good luck next season.